Category Archives: Personal Situation

May 2012 Net Worth Update

While I still made positive movement this month, it was probably one of the lowest upticks I ever had since I started tracking my net worth and providing updates about 14 months ago. Calculating my Net Worth The assets I include are: My Cash Savings Accounts – This has been my main focus for well

An Update on the Selling of our Home and Buying a New House

I recently mentioned that our house was on the market, so I figured I would put an update as to what was going on. Our Home Sale Not surprisingly, the non-profit in charge of selling the home did absolutely nothing for us.  Anyone work for a non-profit out there? Why do they move slower than

Wow…I have Been At My Job for 5 Years

I realized something this morning as I walked into my office building, next month I will have been working at the same place for 5 years.  To put that in perspective: That is about one-sixth my life That is a longer tenure than I spent in high school That is a longer tenure than I

April 2012 Net Worth Update – Finally Doubled Up!

When I first started my zero net worth experiment I was curious how long it would take me to double my net worth.  Well, as the title indicates, 13 or so months later I finally did it!  As a reminder on January 18, 2011 I took my positive net worth and made it zero.  This

Our House Is On The Market

It was about a week ago that we put our house on the market. I never really understood people’s fascinations with their home insofar as I just looked at is as an asset (or liability) if it costs too much to hold on to you just sell it.  If the home no longer meets your